Intro to Modern (Horton) Workshop with Lara McGee!
Returning in 2024!

Are you ready to unleash your inner modern dancer and groove to the beat of drums and contemporary music? Look no further! This Intro to Modern Workshop is designed to elevate your dance experience and empower you to move with strength and confidence.

Step into a world of creativity and expression as Lara leads you through the dynamic technique of Horton Modern Dance. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a beginner, this class welcomes all levels, nurturing a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

What to expect:

  1. Energizing Warm-up: Start the session by awakening your body and mind with a revitalizing warm-up that focuses on flexibility, strength, and coordination.
  2. Captivating Choreography: Dive into the heart of modern dance with captivating choreography that challenges your body to embrace fluidity and power in every movement.
  3. Horton Technique Unveiled: Learn the fundamentals of Horton, a dance technique created by Lester Horton that lives on today through world-renowned companies like the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. This technique emphasizes precise alignment, grounded movement, and emotional expression.

Unlock your potential and embrace the joy of dancing the Horton Modern technique.

Workshop Summary
  • Week 1 
    • Brief history of Horton and Graham modern dance
    • 7 Horton Warm Up Essentials
      • Roll Downs
      • Primitive Squats
      • Flat Backs
      • Laterals
      • Release Swings
      • Leg Swings
      • Deep Lunges
    • Across the Floor – Triplets, Three-Step Turns, Single-Foot Arch Springs, Horton Skips
  • Week 2
    • Review Horton Warm Up Essentials and Across the Floor
      • Warm Up – Introduce Coccyx Balance and Pivotal Descent/Ascent
      • Across the Floor – Introduce Side Hip Pulls
    • Learn first half of Fortification 1
  • Week 3
    • Review Warm Up, Across the Floor
      • Introduce High Lateral and Lateral T
    • Learn second half of Fortification 1
    • Start a center combination
  • Week 4
    • Review previous Warm Up and Across the Floor exercises
    • Review and add to center combination

ATTIRE: Leggings/joggers (no shorts), t-shirt/tank, barefoot or socks
COST: $190